Weekend Rewind

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Know how you have those weekends you need a weekend to recover from? That’s totally the kind I had and it was completely worth it. We braved all kinds of traffic between New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to witness the adorable and wonderful Lisa, the last of my AUS girls, get married on Saturday and spend yesterday afternoon hangin’ with Eric’s nephews (we carved pumpkins with them last year and Eric’s Despicable Me minion was such a hit that we needed to go back for a bigger and better round this year).

Fortunately, we’ve been listening to the complete Harry Potter series–read by the supremely talented Jim Dale–to keep from going insane on long road trips and it’s really working. We just finished the third book and I kind of can’t wait to hop in the car again to start the fourth. Thank god for HP!

While I’m attempting to make something productive happen out of this day, here’s a little video to make you smile (while we’re on the topic of minions and adorable kids). Make sure you turn your sound on for this one :)

Monday Links

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I’ve had a lot on my mind the past few days and luckily Pinterest, blogs, photographers, articles and everything else has kept me a little bit more zen. So here’s a round-up of some of my favorites from this weekend. What I’ve been reading, what I’ve been coveting, foods I’ve been drooling over and things I found interesting:

Hope you had a lovely weekend. xo.

Photo Finish: book edition

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The forecast for this weekend in Dublin is rain, rain and some more rain. To tell you the truth, I’m kind of okay with that. I just want to snuggle up and get cosy on the couch, watching a few movies and run some much needed errands.

So for this photo finish today I wanted to switch it up and feature some books that are ideal for raining afternoons, reading before bed, and all of the other things this photo reminded me of. Bonus: listen to this playlist while reading. It is amazing, especially the cover of ‘xo’ by John Mayer.

  1. Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson
  2. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
  3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  4. Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante
  5. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Remption by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  7. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  8. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  9. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Happy weekend friends, hope you enjoy whatever your have planned!

I got my tight pants on

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You guys, are we still into wearing leggings? Or are they not as much a thing for fall/winter 2k14? You know I’m already jonesing for some black jeans, but now I’ve decided that I also need some new leggings (mine are faded and may or may not have some holes in inappropriate places) as the weather gets colder. I’m particularly drawn to said leggings with zippers, leather panels and/or buttons like these ones from Splendid. Really, anything that will detract from my long, flat butt I’m on board with. Will you be picking up some new leggings this year? Or are we letting this trend die off slowly like Pajama Jeans?

If you’re still into them, each of the above are from Shopbop, which is offering a 25% discount using the code FAMILY25 this week, woohoo!

And if you’re wondering where the title of this post came from–or just dying to see the inspiration behind it again–please enjoy this:

Ultimate Adventures

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I came across Lonely Planet’s 1000 Ultimate Adventures last year when it was first released and couldn’t flip through it in the checkout line of a Chelsea-area Urban Outfitters fast enough. I recently picked it up again in a Brooklyn bookstore (I can’t bring myself to buy the damn thing for fear that it’s all I’ll look at) and have been infatuated with the idea of planning our next big trip ever since.

Some of the adventures listed in the book (and pictured above) include hiking Cape Town’s Table Mountain, biking through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, exploring the city and desserts of Rajasthan, India, and taking in the views at the top of Mont Blanc. Don’t they look just breathtaking? Unfortunately, with adventures to Hawaii and Ireland under our belts for 2K14, I doubt Eric and I will be able to make it across the world to one of these incredible destinations in the next year, but I’m sure going to dream about it anyway.

*Amazing images via Flickr from, top to bottom, Dietmar Temps (and here)/Indy Randhawa/guido da rozze/Michael Foley/Rishad Daroowala/Jean-Raphael Guillaumin/will_cyclist

Weekend Rewind

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Hello and happy Monday, friends!

Fall has officially hit in Dublin and man was it a beautiful weekend. It’s starting to get quite cold now in the evenings – but still the perfect weather during the day, jeans & a sweater weather, which is kind of my favorite. It’s still too warm to light a fire in the fireplace (my favorite part of my apartment) but we’re definitely getting close to the time for it.

Since this weekend marked just over two years living in Dublin (!!) I spent a lot of time just walking around my little city. Even though it’s nothing like a CT October afternoon, I got to see some changing leaves and lovely afternoon light. I went to brunch (twice!) and had my favorite eggs benedict of all time. Frank’s birthday is today as well so we’ll be heading to dinner tonight continuing our little weekend :)

Here’s a few snaps around Dublin town from my weekend, and hope you had a good one too.

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